Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Richard Maude
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Maude

Joe Biden cannot afford to repeat Donald Trump’s mistake of leaving Southeast Asia to China

  • For all their cautious public remarks, Southeast Asian governments still fret over China’s influence and would welcome a return to US engagement in the region
  • A foreign policy better geared to Southeast Asia’s needs is not incompatible with promoting US economic and security national interests or competing with China

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Richard Maude

Richard Maude

Richard Maude is a senior fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute. He is a former director general of Australia’s Office of National Assessments and deputy secretary in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.